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Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2012-11-01 to 2015-06-10:

  •  (1) An application made under subsection 5(1) of the Act shall be

    • (a) made in prescribed form; and

    • (b) filed, together with the materials described in subsection (4), with the Registrar.

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/2009-108, s. 4]

  • (4) For the purposes of subsection (1), the materials required by this section are

    • (a) a birth certificate or other evidence that establishes the date and place of birth of the applicant;

    • (b) any document that has been or may be created by the Canadian immigration authorities, or other evidence, that establishes the date on which the applicant was lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence;

    • (c) two photographs of the applicant of the size and type shown on a form prescribed under section 28 of the Act;

    • (d) evidence that establishes that the applicant has, within the four years immediately preceding the date of his or her application, accumulated at least three years of residence in Canada; and

    • (e) evidence that demonstrates that the applicant has an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada, including language test results or other evidence that demonstrates that the applicant meets the criteria set out in section 14.

  • (5) The Registrar shall without delay forward each application and materials filed with the Registrar to a citizenship officer of the citizenship office that the Registrar considers appropriate in the circumstances.

  • (6) to (12) [Repealed, SOR/94-442, s. 1]

  • SOR/94-442, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-108, s. 4
  • SOR/2012-178, s. 1

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